Item #3083 A Woman's Work is Never Done; A History of Housework in the British Isles 1650-1950. Caroline Davidson.
A Woman's Work is Never Done; A History of Housework in the British Isles 1650-1950
A Woman's Work is Never Done; A History of Housework in the British Isles 1650-1950

A Woman's Work is Never Done; A History of Housework in the British Isles 1650-1950

London: Chatto & Windus, 1983. Second Edition. Hardcover. 250 pages. 25 x 19.5 cm. Caroline Davidson's pioneering book is a study of domestic life in Britain, the first country in the world to experience the effects of rapid urban and industrial growth. She discusses the development of the three utilities affecting domestic life - water, gas, and electricity. Davidson then describes in detail the most important household tasks that women did between 1650 and 1950: cooking, heating, lighting, cleaning, and laundry. Further chapters are devoted to domestic servants, the time women spent on housework and the amount of help they recieved from their families and, finally, women's attitudes to their chief occupation. Spine slightly cocked, dust wrapper has some staining and worn edges. Hardbound with orange cloth. Very Good in Good dust wrapper. Item #3083

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